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Old 03-10-2018, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Twin bed in 19 instead of queen bed?

Does anyone know if it would be possible to have a 19 built with a twin bed instead of the standard queen for the permanent bed? The queen bed is wasted space for me and I would be providing the mattress (an airbed with a pump, which would go in the space underneath). None of the appliances or tanks would have to be moved from their specified locations. I'm hoping the extra space could be used to push out the countertop and partition wall in the kitchen area and add a couple of drawers on the right side of the stove (I believe there's a tank in the lowest part, but that wouldn't have to be moved). I'd like to use the extra 20" generated on the other side of the refrigerator to put in a narrow cabinet, or even just some shelves.
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Does anyone know if it would be possible to have a 19 built with a twin bed instead of the standard queen for the permanent bed? The queen bed is wasted space for me and I would be providing the mattress (an airbed with a pump, which would go in the space underneath). None of the appliances or tanks would have to be moved from their specified locations. I'm hoping the extra space could be used to push out the countertop and partition wall in the kitchen area and add a couple of drawers on the right side of the stove (I believe there's a tank in the lowest part, but that wouldn't have to be moved). I'd like to use the extra 20" generated on the other side of the refrigerator to put in a narrow cabinet, or even just some shelves.
Your plan is feasible. I would contact Escape though to see if they would do it. It would be a lot of customization from the standard layout, so I wouldn't be too hopeful, but only asking would let you know for certain.

Have you considered a reverse layout like some have done, swapping the bed and the dinette?
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Thanks! I'm glad to hear that my idea is feasible since that modification would be perfect for me. I'm still kicking around towing configuration and model ideas and I'm two years or more out from placing an order, so I don't know if Escape wants to deal with all of the questions I'm coming up with as I read through forum posts and get ideas.
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Jim's right, there's several that have reversed the layout with the bed upfront and a big dinette in the back. That's what I'd do if I had a 19'. But I've got both
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In the past they have put in a twin in the front and rear dinette, if you wanted a twin in the rear then that is another story and ETI would be the best source of information.
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Thanks for the suggestion of the swapped layout, the twin bed in the front would be fine, but the big U-shaped dinette is wasted space for me. I guess I'll bug ETI with this question as I get closer to the time when I can place an order, or perhaps at a rally or RV show.
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What about the 17' Escape with the smaller dinette and full bed?
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What about the 17' Escape with the smaller dinette and full bed?
For a solo traveler, this is a good question. Smaller, lighter, and easier to tow. Personally, the one thing I would never ever give up on a 19 is the Queen bed, but then again, it's two of us.
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As a solo traveler, the one thing I wouldn't want to give up is the big dinette. When the weather is awful, it's nice to have a big spot to spread out, look out the windows and relax. It's about a close to a living room as one can get in an all-molded towable.
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“ I'm hoping the extra space could be used to push out the countertop and partition wall in the kitchen area and add a couple of drawers on the right side of the stove “

I believe the wall beside the stove is structural and is screwed into supports fiberglassed into the wall. I think this might have to stay. If you can work around that, then I think you would be fine. With the hatch in the bed your half way there in a diy job by just removing it.
I would slip in/over new cabinets on each side that could be removed for sale and returning the trailer back to the factory configuration.
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